Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-4-0
17-7-1

The tape

37
Age
41
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

MD 3MD 5KO 5UD 5KO 2
Form
SUB 2KO 4UD 3UD 3UD 5
20
Wins
17
9
By KO
8
45
KO%
47
1
By Sub
1
5
SUB%
6
4
Losses
7
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2010
24
Bouts
25
76
Rounds
71
5 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 42 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

1
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
8

Kamaru Usman vs Stephen Thompson preview

When is Usman vs Thompson?

Kamaru Usman could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Late 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Usman vs Thompson stats

Kamaru Usman would step into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Stephen Thompson would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Thompson would have a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 47% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Thompson would have a slight advantage over Usman, with a 6% submission rate over Usman's 5%.

Kamaru Usman is the younger man by 4 years, at 37 years old.

Usman has a 3-inch reach advantage.

Usman is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 9 months later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 76 to Thompson's 71.

Usman vs Thompson form

Usman has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Before that, he had won against Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had beaten Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, he had been defeated by Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He was victorious against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.

Kamaru Usman last fought 6 months and 26 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 5 months and 1 day ago.

Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Usman vs Thompson?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Usman vs Thompson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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